Those Darned Toys! or Toying Around (original title) is an American live-action/experimental comedy recorded using a SamsungTM tablet that aired on The CC (Cartoon Comedy) as its first live-action project.It is part of a 2-project deal to do the Teddy Channel's first live-action shows, the other project being Negative . The show, unlike the others aired on The CC, is rated TV-PG.
On January 15, 2016, an hour before the new episodes revealed, the creator confirmed on a video that Those Darned Toys! got renewed for a season 2 to air around 2016, and revealed that he worked as the cameraman. The video was taken off on January 16, 2015. Season 1 will air from January 13, 2016 to January 25, 2016. However, on January 24, 2015 it was taken off the schedule due to airing issues, and now has an unknown release date. Season 2 will air sometime in 2016. On January 20, 2016, it has been announced 12 episodes are to air for the 2nd season. The creator expressed interest in doing a season 3 if the second season has good ratings.
On February 3, 2016, the last 2 episodes were announced to premiere in late February. However, due to more scheduling conflicts, only 1 episode aired, "See You Later, Tail Gator" (the penultimate episode, which ended up being the last episode of season 1) and "The Love Turtle" (the ultimate episode, now to be part of season 2) will air along with season 2. Rumors have spread that the show will get cancelled without airing its second season due to these already-mentioned scheduling conflicts. The rumors became true when it was eventually announced that the show got cancelled and the 2nd season was eventually shelved.
The plot revolves around a unnamed kid who is bugged by alive toys while playing Minecraft (or other games, as it is show later on), all while a cameraman records it all.
|Season premiere||Season finale|
|1||9||January 13, 2016||February 10, 2016|
Season 1: 2016
|№||Title||Directed by||Original airdate||Prod.|
| ||"The Love Worm"|| || || |
|A widow toy worm with a bug daughter falls in love with the main character, an unnamed kid. He, however, rejects her, but she begs. In the end, she falls in love with a shoe, and they marry.|
| ||"Baby Girl"|| || || |
|A baby girl doll mistakes the kid as her mom, and constantly begs the kid to "breastfeed" him, much to him turning her down. She ends up with the toy worm and her shoe husband. Dora the Explorer is parodied in this episode.|
| ||"Crazy for Cookies!!!"|| || || |
|Crazy for Cookies!!! (Part 1): The kid is harassed by Cookie Monster, who mistakes him for a said baker, and he eventually kills Cookie Monster. Cookie Monster's brother goes looking for him and is injured by the kid, so he does not die. The baker, whose name is The Baker From Muffin Street, comes looking for Cookie Monster and his brother, and reveals that her bakery is in the same street as Edben's, and it ends in a cliffhanger...|
The Cookie Crime (Part 2): The kid knocks out the Baker but she is not dead. The police come and get back-up to arrest the kid for the murder. He eventually gets knocked out and finds himself in the police station, where he is to confess for the crime or else he will end up behind bars. However, it is all a prank and Cookie Monster is not dead. They become friends and lock out the Baker out of her bakery.
| ||"All Tangled Up"|| || || |
|Rapunzel and Flint Ryder of Tangled fame want to have a wedding in where the kid is sitting at, much to his dismay so they make a deal with the kid so they will instead marry in a yellow chair next to him. After they marry on the yellow chair and leave for 3 months, they come back to move in the yellow chair to have a baby, but they get beaten up by the kid.|
| ||"Eggscelent"|| || || |
|Two musical eggs, The Musical Eggs, want to move in with the kid for some few weeks, but he kicks them out. However, they meet up with Cookie Monster and come back so Cookie Monster can bribe the kid into letting them move in. He accepts, but on the 2nd week he and Cookie Monster grow tired of their constant singing and kick them out. They are kidnapped by a villain on a piece of paper but they get saved by the kid, and move in again under the condition to stop their constant singing.|
| ||"Hellaphone"|| || || |
|The kid, Cookie Monster and the Musical Eggs are tormented by a "Hellaphone"-one of the world's oldest phone, as it is 666 years old, that its spirit was transported into a toy phone. The possessed toy phone tells the kid that it thinks he should go to Hell, but after he destroys the possessed toy phone, eventually, everyone shakes it off as a joke. In the end, however, it is revealed that such thing as a "Hellaphone" does exist, and he is still alive...|
| ||"Cheetahs Can Be Cheaters"|| || || |
|The kid is bothered by a cheetah who constantly "cheats" on games that the kid doesn't want to play, like tag and hide-and-seek. In the end, the kid teaches him a lesson by beating him up and he leaves him alone.|
| ||"See You Later, Tail Gator"|| || || |
|Series finale. A "tail gator" (parody of tailgate) wants the kid to try his dishes, but Edben hates them all. After a request from the kid that he likes "nothing", Tail Gator literally makes nothing for the kid, and after the kid eats too much of "nothing", Tail Gator feels that his dreams are accomplished and leaves to pursue his dreams, but some off-screen kids say the title of the episode to say bye to Tail Gator but he is annoyed.
Note: Originally this was to be the penultimate episode of season 1 and the finale was going to be "The Love Turtle", however, due to more scheduling conflicts, this episode ended up being the season finale. "The Love Turtle" will end up being the introduction for season 2 which is expected to air sometime in 2016. However, since the announcement of the show getting cancelled, this is the last episode of the WHOLE series.
A second season was to air sometime in 2016 but the show was cancelled and the 2nd season got shelved. Episodes to air in this season (if the show hadn't got cancelled) were: "The Love Turtle", "That Stings!", "Damn You Charlie Brown!", "Ballin'", 6 unnamed and unknowed episodes and an unnamed 2-episode arc where The Love Worm would get revenge on Edben and his friends, and which was to end the show. The creator was "heartbroken" at the news. No plans to broadcast season 2 in the near future are ever planned.
|№||Title||Directed by||Original airdate||Prod.|
| ||"The Love Turtle"|| || || |
| ||"That Stings!"|| || || |
| ||"Damn You Charlie Brown!"|| || || |
| ||"Ballin'"|| || || |
|"Unnamed 2-part arc"|| || || |